Congressional Visits Days

Interested in sharing the value of science with federal and/or local lawmakers to inform public policy decisions? Read more about the Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (Geo-CVD) – a two day event which brings scientists, engineers, educators, and technology professionals to Washington D.C. to talk about the importance of your research. Use our resources as a guide while you prepare to visit congressional representatives at home for Geoscience District Visits Days (Geo-DVD).

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Geosciences Congressional Visits Days

September 12 - 13, 2017 (Deadline to apply: August 17)

GEO-CVD 2016 participants meeting with Senator Cory Gardner from Colorado. (from left) Senator Cory Gardner(R-Colo.); Sparkle Malone of the U.S. Forest Service; Dave Ellerbroek of AECOM; Kendra Johnson and Rob Anthony (Image credit: AGI)

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with many other geoscience societies, invites members of the geoscience community from across the nation to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (Geo-CVD). The Geo-CVD is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the federal legislative process, and provide lawmakers with valuable information to inform policy decisions. Join us and many of your colleagues for this two-day event uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington D.C. to raise visibility and support for the geosciences!

A constructive visit from citizen geoscientists about the importance and value of geoscience, and geoscience-related engineering, research and education is the most effective way to inform and impact federal science policy.

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Geosciences District Visits Days

Dates: TBD & ongoing

The Washington State Capitol Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington.

Meet with your representative while they are in your district for the Geoscience Congressional District Visits Days (Geo-DVD), or make an appointment with their staff at any time throughout the year!

You can serve as a resource to Congress, show the relevance of geoscience to your district, and convey the science behind key societal issues to lawmakers. From unlocking the energy mix and understanding natural hazards to ensuring clean water supplies and recognizing climate patterns, Geo-DVD will highlight the importance of geoscience research and geoscience-based industries to critical policy issues and the economy.

Arrange a meeting yourself, or contact any of the geoscience societies help you schedule meetings with your congressional representatives.

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